Cardinals still hampered by injuries

Nov 8, 2011, 5:32 PM | Updated: 6:22 pm

Even though the Cardinals won Sunday, the team shouldn’t
celebrate for long.

Moving forward the team has to deal with a number of key
injuries to important players.

Kevin Kolb is battling turf toe and his status for this
Sunday is still up in the air.

“Sounds cliché but we just got to see how it progresses,”
head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “It’s a very painful
injury and it’s very difficult especially for a
quarterback to be able to drop and push off of and run out
of the pocket to escape things. He made a lot of progress
last week hopefully we do the same this week.”

Beanie Wells, on the other hand, did play Sunday but was
ineffective. The tailback has been battling a knee injury
he suffered in the Pittsburgh loss. Wells has played
through the injury for two straight weeks and Whisenhunt
hopes the running back can continue to fight through it.

“If Beanie can run, protect himself and make his cuts,
Beanie should play,” Whisenhunt said. “Beanie has great
desire to play and wants to play and when he’s rolling our
run game can be a factor.”

Todd Heap was active Sunday, but that’s about it. However,
Whisenhunt is confident that Heap is very close to being
100 percent and, “there shouldn’t be any issues going
forward this week.”

On the defensive side of the ball, cornerback Michael
Adams suffered an unspecified injury Sunday which resulted
in the player being carted off the field.

“Michael Adams appears to be fine,” Whisenhunt said.
“Obviously there’s procedures that we’ll have to go
through to check him and make sure he’s okay. It’s good to
see Michael up and not expecting to have any issues from

Adams’ status is unknown for Sunday, but if he can’t go
that could put the Cardinals in a bind since other
cornerbacks Greg Toler and Crezdon Butler are both on
injured reserve, leaving the team with only Patrick
Peterson, A.J. Jefferson and Richard Marshall. And
Marshall has been filling in for an injured Kerry Rhodes
at safety, so the secondary is stretched pretty thin.

If the Cardinals recent road struggles are any indication
of what’s in store on Sunday, the team is going to need
all the help they can get.

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